From left to right, Olympian and NAA President, Darrell Pace, Brady Ellison, Annette Gorelik,
Tyler Monahan, Maku Wood, Tony Don, Maggie Huff and Mac
(Left to Right: Alan Huff, Teresa Huff, Mack Huff, Kari Granville, Maggie Huff, Bob Pian, Lindsay Pian)
Jr National Champion Maggie Huff and family are welcomed home by Sun Devil Archery, Lindsay Pian and Kari Granville and ASAA board member Bob Pian.
Mack Huff brings home a Team Gold Medal too.
Maggie will be joining the Sun Devil Archers this fall.
Seven Arizona archers competed in the
National Outdoor JOAD Championships in Lebanon, Ohio June
30th thru July 2nd.
The temperatures were in the low 90ís with no
rain. Light winds (the fans wanted more, the archers less),
morning dew and blue skies let everyone have a great time.
The event also included an evening
presentation by Tom Parrish, USA Archery High
Performance Manager and National Coach Kisik Lee who
presented the Best Technique.
The Cincinnati Junior Olympians put on
a wonderful tournament with NAA president and past Olympic
medal winner Darrell Pace adding humor to the
commentary from the DOS stand.
Neil Foster, the official DOS, added
commentary as many records fell.
The FITA qualifying round was held on Friday
and Saturday, while the Jr. US Open was held on Sunday
afternoon. The Open is archer vs. archer in a 12 arrow
match. Winner moves on and the loser is eliminated. Matches
continue until there is one archer standing.
Arizona JOADs Results:
Brady Ellison, Junior Male Recurve
was 1st in the JOAD FITA with a score of 1311. He has
unofficially set three JOAD National Outdoor records. 335
at 50 meters, 313 at 90 meters and the FITA record of
1311. The old record was 1283 in 2004. He also won the
Gold in the Junior US Open winning 4 matches.
Maggie Huff, Junior Female Recurve
was 1st in the JOAD FITA with a score of 1290. She came
real close to several national records too. She, also, won
gold in the Junior US Open.
Tony Don, Cadet Male Recurve
finished 3rd in the FITA with a score of 1245. With a
strong finish on Saturday, he passed two archers and was 4
points away from second. In the Junior US Open, Tony won
his first three matches by 66, 19 and 22 points. He then
came real close to beating the eventual gold medalist,
losing by 4 points.
Annette Gorelik, Junior Female
Recurve was 6th in the FITA with a score of 1168 and
finished 6th in the Junior US Open winning one match. Only
four archers scored better than Annette on the second day.
Maku Wood, Junior Female Recurve was
10th in both the FITA and Junior US Open. She shot a 1084
in the FITA. Maku, also passed up one archer on Saturday
morning to finish strong.
Tyler Monahan, Cadet Male Compound
finished 19th in the FITA with a score of 1150, his
personal best and 20th in the Junior US Open. He picked up
one place by outscoring a competitor by 43 points in the
Mack Huff, Cub Male Compound
finished 4th in the FITA with a score of 1350 and 6th in
the Junior US Open. Mack was just 2 points behind the 3rd
place finisher in the FITA and was in 5th place by 18
going into the final distance.
Team Rounds: Mack Huff, Maggie
Huff and Brady Ellison also took part in the three archers
per team competition and won team gold in their respective
Many of these archers will take part in the Nationals Target
Championship and US Jr World Team Trials July 31-August 6,
The tournament(s) take place in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The 2007 JOAD Nationals Championship is tentatively
scheduled to take place at the Olympic Training Center in
Chula Vista (San Deigo) California.
June 28- July 1, 2007. Visit
In state, Arizona will host the Duel in the Desert Trials
September 30-October 1, 2006 and the Duel in the Desert,
Arizona vs California October 28-29, 2006.
To find out more about Arizona Junior Olympic Archery
contact Arizona JOAD co coordinators Amy Monahan
firstname.lastname@example.org and Pat
Before the tourney:
Arizona JOADs are registered to compete in the JOAD National
Championship in Lebanon, Ohio on June 29 to July 2, 2006.
They will join the 211 registered JOAD that selects the USA
JOAD National Champions in the Bowman, Cub, Cadet and Junior
Five of the seven are Precision Shooters JOAD
from PSE Tucson with one from the Mesa Targeteers at
Archery HQ in Chandler. Wish them good luck and fun
Ryan Davis, PSJ
Tony Don, PSJ
Annette Gorelik, PSJ
Mack Huff, PSJ
Maggie Huff, PSJ
Tyler Monahan, MT
host club, the Cincinnati Junior Olympians Archery Club, has a
lot of experience hosting major tournaments including 2002
JOAD Nationals and the 2004 Olympic Trials. The tournament
includes a FITA qualifier tournament, Team Rounds and Olympic
The JOAD Nationals events includes a
presentation by National Coach Kisik Lee and High
Performance Manager, Tom Parrish. The presentation
includes the vision for developing USA JOADs for the future
National Coach Presentation
the JOAD leadership typically reports on National JOAD
JOAD National rotates locations regionally each year.
2007 JOAD Nationals (West Region) is tentatively scheduled for
June 28-July1, 2007 at the OTC in Chula Vista, CA pending OTC
to the 2005 JOAD Nationals in Disney World, Florida.
2005 JOAD Nationals